Friday, August 2, 2013
Change of Plans
It is hard to remember that he was living independently and walking for 30 minutes a day until this happened. He is now frail but cognitively still very good and we are hopeful he will regain some of his strength but also aware that he won't be able to live independently now. My days are now fully occupied with speaking with Drs, hospital visits, washing PJs etc but we are grateful that we got back in time to see him and he is starting to accept that he will need to be in an assisted-living facility. He wants us to finish our trip and the window of opportunity to travel to Cape York closes at the end of August, so we may go back to finish it, depending on how he recovers from his illness. My siblings live locally and they are also supportive of us completing our trip while they are around to help Dad. We will take it in turns to take holidays and short breaks so there is always at least one of us available to visit and support him.
We did have a fantastic trip and I'll post more photos soon. The photo is of a lovely place in Qld, called Lawn Hill Gorge. Would love to return there as it was very restful.
Hugs, Jan Mac